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Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world

Construction Week looks at the super structures that are dominating skylines around the world

Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
25. Tuntex Sky Tower, Taiwan

\nThis is an 85-floor skyscraper which is 347.5m (1,140ft) high. An antenna pushes the building height to 378m (1,240ft). The building was designed by C.Y. Lee & Partners and Hellmuth, Obata & Kassabaum.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
24. Elite Residence, Dubai

\nDesigned by Adnan Saffarini, the 380.5m building has 87 floors with 695 residential units. Construction of the building was completed in 2012.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
23. Empire State Building, USA

\nThe 381m building was completed in 1913 and is located in midtown Manhattan.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
22. Central Market Project, Abu Dhabi

\nThe tallest building of three in the complex, The Domain Tower, stands 381m (1,250ft) tall and contains 88 floors.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
21. Shun Hing Square, China

\nDesigned by K.Y. Cheung Design Associates, the 384m building began construction in 1993 and was completed in 1996.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
20. CITIC Plaza, China

\nThe 390.6m building was completed in 1996 and was designed by Dennis Lau & Ng Chun Man Architects & Engineers.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
19.23 Marina, Dubai

\nThe 90-storey residential skyscraper in Dubai Marina stands at 392.8m and was completed in 2012.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
18. 2 International Finance Centre, Hong Kong

\nThe 412m building was designed by Cesar Pelli & Associates and completed in 2003.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
17. Al Hamra Firdous Tower, Kuwait

\nThe 412.6m building was completed in 2011 and was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
16. Princess Tower, Dubai

\nThe 413m residential building was completed in 2012 and houses more than 700 apartment units.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
15. Jin Mao Tower, China

\nThe 87-storey building, which was completed in 1999, stands at 420.5m.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
14. Trump International Hotel and Tower, USA

\nThe 423m condominium-hotel development was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and named after the billionaire property developer, Donald Trump.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
13. Guangzhou International Finance Center, China

\nThe 438.6m building was designed by Wilkinson Eyre and has a total of 103 floors.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
12. Kingkey 100, China

\nDesigned by TFP Farrells, the 100-storey building stands at 441.8m and was completed in 2011.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
11. Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), USA

\nPreviously known as the Sears Tower, the 421m building was completed in 1974 and remained the tallest building in the world for nearly 25 years.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
10. Zifeng Tower, China

\nThe 450m building was designed by Skidmore Owings & Merrill and completed in 2010.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
9. Petronas Tower 2, Malaysia

\nDesigned by Cesar Pelli & Associates, the Petronas twin towers stand at 451.9m and feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
8. Petronas Tower 1, Malaysia

\nDesigned by Cesar Pelli & Associates, the Petronas twin towers stand at 451.9m and feature a double decker skybridge connecting the two towers on the 41st and 42nd floors.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
7. International Commerce Centre, Hong Kong

\nThis mixed-use development in West Kowloon stands at 484m and houses a swimming pool and bar on the 118th floor.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
6. Shanghai World Financial Center, China

\nCompleted in 2008, the 492m tower was designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by the Japanese Mori Building Company.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
5. Taipei 101, Taiwan

\nThe 101-storey building, which has a height of 508m, is designed to withstand the typhooon winds and earthquake tremors common in its area of the Asia-Pacific.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
4. One World Trade Center, USA

\nThe 104-storey structure stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan. Its spire reaches a symbolic height of 1,776 ft (541m) in reference to the United States Declaration of Independence.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
3. Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel, Saudi Arabia

\nStanding at 601m, the 120-storey building is topped by a four-faced clock, visible from 25 kilometres away. The building is also known at the Abraj Al-bait Towers.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
2. Shanghai Tower, Shanghai

\nDesigned by Gensler, the building completed in 2014 and stands approximately 632m (2,03ft) high and has 121 storeys.
Revealed: Top 25 tallest buildings in the world
1. Burj Khalifa, Dubai

\nThe 828m building tower is designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, which also designed the Willis Tower in Chicago and the new One World Trade Center in New York City.